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College bound

Jun 01, 2019 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Wisconsin)

"Class of 2019, I'm so proud to see you in your caps and gowns today."

Andrew Stith

Cristo Rey President

When Gissell Vera was in eighth grade, the Rev. Bill Johnson officiated a Mass at her middle school. While there, Johnson - now vice president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School - told students about the local Catholic school, which emphasizes college readiness and offers a robust work-study program. Vera was sold. "I was like, 'That's where I want to go,'" she said. Four ...